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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000730.txt from 2000/09

From: David Renaud <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: Evolution reeds
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 11:34:10 -0400

Evolution's are the same length as V12.
They are slightly less thick at the back then V12,
but thicker then regular Vandorens.
The tip has increased curve on the corners.

As for measurements,
Here are some specs, as best I can tell with the
equipment I have..

I am using a downbearing gauge used to measure bridge
bridge downbearing in a piano.
Measuring reeds off a flat piece of glass.
Accurate to a thousandth of an inch.
Inaccuracy may result from not holding the device
perfectly perpendicular to the reed. Also the pencil
mark 1 cm from the tip was made with ruler and eye.

Taken from three random samples of each type reed.
Measuring thickness at the back to.001 inch

Regular V12 Evolution
313 324 317
310 326 319
308 325 318

Measuring at pencil mark made 1 cm from tip to .001 inch.

224 227 225
223 226 225
224 227 225

>From this limited survey I would anticipate finding the evolution's
quite consistant. There appears to be much more variation in
the regular reeds.

Any other measurements you would like me to attempt?

David Renaud

David Blumberg wrote:

> Are they longer then the regular Grand Concert Reeds?

> >David Renaud <>
> >I received samples from Pascal's in Montreal.
> >He can not get them yet but the samples are out.
> >Package had four. Very nice!. I did not
> >switch to the GC reeds, but perhaps these. Little
> >more curve to the edge of the tip, little thinner tip,
> >extra thick over the table. rest of the profile looks
> >and feels like V12.. Articulates well, lots of meat
> >at the back.

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